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Conan the Barbarian, Valeria, and Deathstalker, Too!

Postby the enigma that is badger » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:22 pm

Recently, I re-watched Conan the Barbarian (and the lesser but still goofy fun Conan the Destroyer) and felt inspired to revisit a Conan figure. Once I built him, it just didn't seem right to leave him without his fierce Valkyrie companion!

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Conan, of course, is welding a prototype overmolded Cimmerian PickAxe while I've used a BrickArms Dadao Blade to give Valeria her distinctive curved blade.

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Re: Conan the Barbarian and Valeria

Postby Sir Erathor » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:25 pm

Great work with these two!
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Re: Conan the Barbarian and Valeria

Postby the enigma that is badger » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:05 am

Sir Erathor wrote:Great work with these two!

Thanks! Here's one more fig I thought would be fun: Deathstalker, Roger Corman's mercenary man-at-arms:

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Conan the Barbarian takes its sword-and-sorcery seriously, but Deathstalker II: Duel of the Titans is legend and delirious fun for its Looney Tunes sensibility and tongue-in-cheek playfulness. Roger Corman mined the barbarian theme heartily after Conan's success, but Deathstalker II is hands down the most fun watch.

The updated thread name is a gag I've lifted from the introduction of the film. Get it? ;)
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Re: Conan the Barbarian, Valeria, and Deathstalker, Too!

Postby Sir Erathor » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:21 pm

He looks great!
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Re: Conan the Barbarian, Valeria, and Deathstalker, Too!

Postby OverLoad » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:26 am

I have yet to see Deathstalker II, but I have watched the first one and found it's 80s cheesiness very humorous! The figure is instantly recognizable!
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Re: Conan the Barbarian, Valeria, and Deathstalker, Too!

Postby mpoh98 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:02 am

Fantastic work, these are great! Love the combos, and of course, brickarms make everything better! :D
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Re: Conan the Barbarian, Valeria, and Deathstalker, Too!

Postby SSchmidt » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:22 pm

I think that Conan is absolutely spot on. Great job man.
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Re: Conan the Barbarian, Valeria, and Deathstalker, Too!

Postby Azaghal » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:53 pm

Very nice, although I think I would have given Conan black hair.

And which face are you using for him, if I might ask? It's a good match.
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Re: Conan the Barbarian, Valeria, and Deathstalker, Too!

Postby The Blue Knight » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:59 am

Not bad, for a newbie. :lol:

These look great. How are things?
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Re: Conan the Barbarian, Valeria, and Deathstalker, Too!

Postby Fraslund » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:58 pm

Awesome throwbacks! The beginning of Deathstalker is hilarious. Try to make that movie today lol.
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Re: Conan the Barbarian, Valeria, and Deathstalker, Too!

Postby the enigma that is badger » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:54 pm

OverLoad wrote:I have yet to see Deathstalker II, but I have watched the first one and found it's 80s cheesiness very humorous! The figure is instantly recognizable!

Thanks! If you enjoyed the first film, you'll love the second; it's very, very much in on the joke, to the point of having outtakes play at part of the credits.

Azaghal wrote:Very nice, although I think I would have given Conan black hair.

And which face are you using for him, if I might ask? It's a good match.

Yes, I know Howard's original character had squared-off black locks, but as much as I love the original stories (and some great artwork from Frank Frazetta), it's hard for me to picture Conan as anything other than resembling a certain Austrian bodybuilder; as such, I tend to favor brown hair for that most famous son of Cimmeria.

The head is, appropriately enough, from the Barbarian collector fig

The Blue Knight wrote:Not bad, for a newbie. :lol:

Heh, alas my circumstance haven't allowed me to be as active as I once was! That said, I definitely plan to keep building figs, and when they're appropriately-themed, I'll be sure to post them here!
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